Sammy Andrew Shock, 68, of Bryant, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. 

He was born on Oct. 14, 1941, in Enola. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lorene Shock of Enola, and his brothers, Bobby Shock and Jimmy Shock. 

Sam served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War in the Intelligence Division in Germany. 

After the service he graduated from Capital City College and was employed by them for seven years. 

In 1980 he began working at Munro Shoe Company, as account manager for 26 years until his retirement in 2006. 

He enjoyed working with the wonderful people at Munro and truly missed them when he retired. 

Sam was a wonderful person with a quick sense of humor. 

He was an avid Razorback fan and the best armchair coach around. One of his greatest pleasures was time spent with his grandsons, Dalton and Zayne. 

Sam leaves his wife of 33 years, Sandra, many happy memories to cherish. 

He is also survived by his son, Todd Parker and wife Tammy of Benton; his grandsons, Dalton Lee and Zayne Gray Parker of Benton; step-grandson and his wife Eric Slatton and wife Heather of Memphis; brother Ronnie Shock and wife Barbara of Greenbrier; sister, Mary Ann Shock of California; brothers-in-law, Jerry Parker and wife JoAnna of Mt. Ida and William Parker and wife Pat of Carlisle; mother-in-law, Odean Parker of Carlisle; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss him dearly. 

Visitation was held on Friday, March 12, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North, Bryant. 

Funeral service will be today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Carlisle Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Saline County Humane Society or a charity of one’s choice. 

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